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Colette Greenstein
Colette Greenstein has been a contributing arts & entertainment writer for the Banner since 2009. VIEW BIO

This time of the year, the city is abuzz with a host of live performances from concerts and plays to theatre, art and even dining al fresco.

Here’s a look at the latest in live arts performances this week!

Check out South Korean jazz pianist Hey Rim Jeon & Friends this Wednesday, July 24 at the Berklee Performance Center at 8:15 p.m. Admission: $8 in advance and $12 day of show.

This Thursday night it’s “Decade: An All 80’s Dance Party” with DJ Paul Foley at the ZuZuBar at The Middle East in Cambridge at 10 p.m. Admission is free and it’s 21and over to attend.

Also, this Thursday, the Regattabar in Cambridge presents Nicole Henry Live at 7:30 p.m. To purchase tickets visit

“Jazz Fest, with a Taste of the Caribbean” takes place this Friday, July 26 at the Strand Theatre in Uphams Corner beginning at 7:30 p.m. The free concert showcases three Berklee groups featuring students from all over the world.

This weekend, Scullers Jazz Club presents The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston and Blue Lovett for two shows each night at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets: $40 Show only; $80 for Dinner and Show. For more information, visit

On Saturday, The Beehive features the New Orleans band Water Seed playing “the ecstasy of gospel, and the jazz threaded with the party funk of Parliament” from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Go to for additional information.

A love of the Bard? The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents Shakespeare’s “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” through this Sunday, July 28 on Boston Common. For performance times, go to

Also on Boston Common this Sunday is a free performance by Musicians of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Don’t miss one of the hottest comedy shows this year! Katt Williams live at The Wilbur on August 17 and 18 for two shows each night. Get your tickets at